Extreme Heat and Cold How do animals keep a cool head when it's hot? What do they do when it is freezing cold? Do you know the correct answers to the quiz questions? Animal Records Quiz: Extreme Heat and Cold The scimitar oryx can deal with extremely high temperatures far above 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). How does it do that? How does the reindeer deal with temperatures as low as -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 degrees Celsius)? What do Japanese macaques do in icy cold weather? What does the wood frog do when the temperatures sink in winter? Emperor penguins even manage to survive snowstorms with temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius). How do they cope? The desert iguana can survive in temperatures up to 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius). How? See all Animal Records Quizzes!